Blumea bifoliata (L.) DC., 14 1834. (Syn: Conyza bifoliata L. (ambiguous synonym)) as per Catalogue of Life;
India (throughout, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh,
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Pakistan (Murree), Myanmar [Burma], Sri
Lanka, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life;
Viscid pubescent herbs; stems branched from base, ascending, upto 3 m tall, villous, terete. Leaves alternate, oblong-spathulate, 2-7 x 1.5-3 cm, membranous, softly pubescent above and below, glandular; glands stalked, lower leaves cuneate, decurrent to petiole, upper ones truncate, acute, dentate, subsessile, uppermost opposite. Heads yellow, terminal and axillary, 1 or 2, upto 7 mm in diam., pedunculate. Outer involucral bracts lanceolate, acuminate, 4 x 0.3 mm, densely strigose, curved; inner ones linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 6 x 0.2 mm, scarious, sparsely strigose hairy, glandular. Corolla of bisexual florets tubualr, 2.5-4 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes hairy; corolla of female florets filiform, 3.5-4 mm, 2-3-lobed, glabrous. Achenes narrowly oblong with 4-5 hairy angles; pappus white, 2.5-4.5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: December-March
Grasslands and dry fields
India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
This 1 ft or smaller wild species, found in village outskirts, looks like the one in –
Can it be Blumea bifoliata DC?
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 GCC IPNI GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Karnataka eflorakkl NHN India Biodiversity Portal
Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach, Volume 2 By Kumudranjan Naskar (1993)
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)
Flora Of Guntur District: Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (Description with keys- bifoliata, eriantha, mollis & obliqua)